Linda Antas was born in 1972 in Collinsville, Illinois. She came to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at age 17 to study composition and flute. Her primary composition teachers there have been Salvatore Martirano and Morgan Powell. Linda would also like to acknowledge the knowledge attained through her less lengthy studies with Zack Browning, Paul Martin Zonn, John Melby, and William Brooks. Linda has studied electronic music with Scott Wyatt, computer music with Sever Tipei, and flute with Alexander Murray. After her Masters, she is now working towards a doctoral degree in composition at the University of Washington with Richard Karpen. Linda remains active in performing the works of guest artists, faculty, and her colleagues.

Peter Alexey Botian was born and raised in the Chicago area. He was educated in San Francisco where he studied with Roger Nixon and Richard Festinger. He studied composition at the University of Illinois with Morgan Powell and Salvatore Martirano. Peter passed away in 1996 after a prolonged struggle with leukemia.

David Bohn was born in Wisconsin in 1965; he lived there until 1991, receiving a Bachelors and Masters in Music and playing organ at several churches during that time. In 1991 he moved to Illinois and received a DMA in composition from the University of Illinois in 1994; he spent the 1994-1995 academic year as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Illinois. His primary composition teachers were Joel Naumann, Yehuda Yannay, and William Brooks, and he is currently organist at the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Urbana.

James Bohn recieved his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1992. At Madison he studied with: Stephen Dembski, Joel Naumann, Robert Crane, and Tamar Diesendruck. He recieved his Master's degree in 1993 from the University of Illinois, where he is currently working towards his D.M.A. At Illinois he has studied with faculty members: Paul Zonn, Zack Browning, Erik Lund, Bill Brooks, Morgan Powell, and Salvatore Martirano. James is a member of SEAMUS and ASCAP.

Timothy J. Bowlby was born in Wolfville, Nova Scotia (Canada) on 23 December 1958. He holds a B.A. in Music from Acadia University (Wolfville), two Master of Music degrees (historical musicology and composition/theory), and a D.M.A. in composition/theory from the University of Illinois.

Born in Dublin in 1970, Donnacha Dennehy graduated with a first class honors degree in music from Trinity College Dublin. With the assistance of a Fulbright Scholarship, he embarked upon further studies in music composition at the University of Illinois. Among other honors, he has received a Presser Music Award and a number of bursaries from the Irish Arts Council. Martirano, Brooks, Zonn, Farhat, Groocock and the codger, Brün, have each taught him something. Luckily, he forgets easily. He is now at the Institute for Sonology in Den Haag, The Netherlands.

Camille Goudeseune has degrees in pure mathematics, computer science, and piano performance from Waterloo, Canada and the University of Illinois. He startled the U of I piano faculty with Finnissy after Mozart on his Master's recital, hid "Space Invaders" in Microsoft Word for DOS, designs sound synthesis software for the NCSA CAVE virtual reality project, produces CD-ROMs, and is finishing his doctoral dissertation in composition. He has studied with Lora Verkhovsky, Andrew Degrado, Erik Lund, Herbert Brün, and is a member of SOCAN and ICMA.